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#14 Neuroscience & Entrepreneurship: The science behind the entrepreneurial mind with Emily Clements PhD.

March 22, 2021 Alexandra Ciobotaru Season 2 Episode 8
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#14 Neuroscience & Entrepreneurship: The science behind the entrepreneurial mind with Emily Clements PhD.
Show Notes Chapter Markers

Neuroscience | Entrepreneurship | Neuroimaging | Exploration | Innovation | Neuroscience of entrepreneurship | Creativity | Ideas Management | Brain Power |

In this episode, our guest is Emily Clements who is completing a Ph.D. in Neuroimaging,  a collaboration between the Entrepreneurship Institute and Neuroimaging Department at King’s College London, aiming to uncover if there is something different in the brain of those who think entrepreneurial.  

The questions she will address with her research are (1) How do entrepreneurs' cognition (thinking) differ from non-entrepreneurs? (2) Do these differences in cognition correlate with the individual’s experience and differences in brain structure/function? (3) Can interventions develop this cognition? 

Aiming to uncover these findings, Emily shares valuable input on what makes an entrepreneur, what happens in the brain when we decide to take risks, and whether we see the path of entrepreneurship as specific to a certain type of person, with similar traits?
 
Findings from Emily’s research point out that entrepreneurship is more about mitigating risks rather than taking risks. 

Key takeaway:

"Develop self-awareness of who you are, how you think. Know your limits on what you can do. You have many strengths, but it is also important to recognize your limits. Often, people do not spend time thinking about who they are, considering their strengths & weaknesses. 

From a neuroscience perspective, for everyone, you can be a lot more successful in your career if you start to recognize who you are and how you think. It doesn’t mean you cannot develop other skills, but this is a more personalized approach to what is needed: what is success to you? "

You can follow Emily Clements on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-clements-852285125/

Check out Emily's community on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frontalthoughts/


Episode Timeline:

01:24 What is neuroscience? 

02:30 The research of neuroscience of entrepreneurship.

03:30 What are some clear findings from the research on entrepreneurship & neuroscience?

06:50 Entrepreneurial mind & teamwork: opinion.

09:40 Decision making & entrepreneurship: opinion.

10:50 Is there a difference between men & women when it comes to taking risks?

15:00 How should we tackle the focus on gender differences in sharing data? 

18:25 What would you advise people who are afraid to start their businesses?

21:55 What are the stages of decision-making? 

24:58 Does it take 21 days to break a habit?

26:20 How important is rest for the wellbeing of our brain?

28:50 Entrepreneurship & well-being: findings. 

33:40 What is the main finding of the research on the neuroscience of entrepreneurship?

37:00 How did you decide to start a career in neuroimaging? 

40:18 What is the best piece of advice received in your professional journey?

41:30 What is the most rewarding activity of being a neuroscientist?

43:00 What is your stance on bringing more women into STEM fields?

What is neuroscience? 
The research of neuroscience of entrepreneurship.
What are some clear findings from the research on entrepreneurship & neuroscience?
Entrepreneurial mind & teamwork: opinion.
Decision making & entrepreneurship: opinion.
Is there a difference between men & women when it comes to taking risks?
How should we tackle the focus on gender differences in sharing data? 
What would you advise people who are afraid to start their businesses?
What are the stages of decision-making? 
Does it take 21 days to break a habit?
How important is rest for the wellbeing of our brain?
Entrepreneurship & well-being: findings. 
What is the main finding of the research on the neuroscience of entrepreneurship?
How did you decide to start a career in neuroimaging? 
What is the best piece of advice received in your professional journey?
What is the most rewarding activity of being a neuroscientist?
What is your stance on bringing more women into STEM fields?